The University of West Florida

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,735
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,515
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.93%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
31%
7,194 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
12,557
56.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
43.4%
704 Graduates

About

The University of West Florida is a higher education institution located in Escambia County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of West Florida were Registered Nursing (557 degrees awarded), General Health Services (130 degrees), and General Psychology (129 degrees).

In 2019, 4,272 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of West Florida. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,805 degrees), 5.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (508 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of West Florida is $3,735, which is $−24,765 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of West Florida is $3,735, which is $−24,765 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,515.

In 2019, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,735
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at The University of West Florida was $3,735. The cost of tuition at The University of West Florida is $−24,765 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$7,515
2019 Value
17.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 The University of West Florida had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,515. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of The University of West Florida grew by 17.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,354
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of West Florida was of $9,354 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at The University of West Florida received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.61% with respect to 2018, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.93%
2017 Default Rate
174
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at The University of West Florida was 5.93%, which represents 174 out of the 2936 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

The University of West Florida received 7,194 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 26.1% annual growth. Out of those 7,194 applicants, 2,230 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 31% acceptance rate.

There were 12,557 students enrolled at The University of West Florida in 2019, and 60% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of West Florida has an overall enrollment yield of 52.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

31%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,230
Accepted Out of 7,194

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of West Florida was 31% (2,230 admissions from 7,194 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 42.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 26.1%, while admissions declined by −7.89%.

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SAT Scores

60%
Submission Percentage
693
Scores Submitted

60% of enrolled first-time students at The University of West Florida in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of West Florida has a total enrollment of 12,557 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of West Florida is 7,046 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,511. This means that 56.1% of students enrolled at The University of West Florida are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of West Florida, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.6% White, 11.6% Black or African American, 9.78% Hispanic or Latino, 5.06% Two or More Races, 3.13% Asian, 0.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.287% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of West Florida in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (29%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by White Male (16.8%) and Black or African American Female (11.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of West Florida, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,557 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of West Florida is 7,046 and the part-time enrollment is 5,511. This means that 56.1% of students enrolled at The University of West Florida are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at The University of West Florida was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), The University of West Florida had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,234
  2. Black or African American
    1,452
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,228

The enrolled student population at The University of West Florida is 65.6% White, 11.6% Black or African American, 9.78% Hispanic or Latino, 5.06% Two or More Races, 3.13% Asian, 0.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.287% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 182 students (1.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1142 more women than men received degrees from The University of West Florida. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The University of West Florida is white (2,805 degrees awarded). There were 5.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (508 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of West Florida is Registered Nursing (557 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (130 degrees) and General Psychology (129 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of West Florida, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (154 degrees awarded), Education (562 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (882 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of West Florida are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,554,525 people), Secondary school teachers (582,242 people), Education administrators (287,155 people), Special education teachers (215,530 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (197,796 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of West Florida are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (154 degrees awarded), Education (562 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (882 degrees), Math & Statistics (65 degrees), and History (42 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of West Florida are Surgeons, Dentists, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at The University of West Florida are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (154 degrees awarded), Education (562 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (882 degrees), Math & Statistics (65 degrees), and History (42 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of West Florida are Elementary & secondary schools (2,955,900 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (365,127 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (184,271 people), Computer Systems Design (144,467 people), and Legal services (111,003 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of West Florida are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (154 degrees awarded), Education (562 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (882 degrees), Math & Statistics (65 degrees), and History (42 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by The University of West Florida.
Most Common
  1. 557 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 130 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 129 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of West Florida was Registered Nursing with 557 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,565
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,707
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,565 degrees were awarded to men at The University of West Florida, which is 0.578 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,707).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 384 degrees were awarded to men at The University of West Florida in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.779 times less than the 493 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 513 degrees were awarded to women at The University of West Florida in Registered Nursing, which is 5.29 times more than the 97 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 22% of students graduating from The University of West Florida completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (63%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of West Florida is Male and Asian (63% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.284% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,805 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    508 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    387 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of West Florida is white (2,805 degrees awarded). There were 5.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (508 degrees).

1.43% of degree recipients (61 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,791 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,014 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    327 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of West Florida is white female (1,791 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,014 degrees).

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Operations

The University of West Florida has an endowment valued at nearly $60.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.14M (8.47%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, The University of West Florida had a total salary expenditure of $257M. The University of West Florida employs 110 Assistant professors, 84 Professors, and 67 Associate professors. Most academics at The University of West Florida are Male Professors (58), Male Assistant professors(57), and Female Assistant professors (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of West Florida are: Management, with 274 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 212 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 167 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$60.7M
2019 Endowment
4.25%
decline from 2018

The University of West Florida has an endowment valued at about $60.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of West Florida declined 4.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $250M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $12M - Federal
  2. $840k - State
  3. $67k - Local

As of 2019, The University of West Florida received $12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $840k from state grants and contracts, and $67k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$104M
2019 Salaries
2.37%
decline from 2018

In 2019, The University of West Florida paid a median of $104M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($257M) and a 2.37% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.91% growth from 2017 and a 4.8% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$28.7M
Instructional Salaries
352
Number of Employees

In 2019, The University of West Florida paid a total of $28.7M to 352 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
110 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
274 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of West Florida were Assistant professor with 110 employees; Professor with 84 employees; and Professor with 67 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of West Florida were Management with 274 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 212 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 167 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of West Florida was Male Professor with 58 employees, Male Assistant professor with 57 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 53 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at The University of West Florida.

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